Tigers are Making a Comeback
The tiger population is increasing across Asia, especially in wildlife sanctuaries in Thailand and India. This information is from a report by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
The increased numbers are mostly from better protection of tigers’ habitat and — finally! — cracking down on poachers. In Thailand, a poaching ring was arrested last year and their leaders are serving five-year prison sentences. (That’s IT???)
And in Russia, the government has created additional protected areas for tigers.
Cristián Samper, president of the Wildlife Conservation Society, said:
“Tigers are clearly fighting for their very existence, but it's important to know that there is hope. Victories like these give us the resolve to continue to battle for these magnificent big cats.”
On the down side — tiger penises are back on the menu at Wong’s China Kitchen.